On National TAFE Day, Labor has a clear message for students and teachers across the country – we back public TAFE.

For generations, TAFE has been a proven pathway to new and better jobs. Only Labor will make sure this is still the case in the future, by:

  • Investing an additional $637.6 million into TAFE and vocational education – reversing Malcolm Turnbull’s budget cuts in full.
  • Guaranteeing at least two thirds of public vocational education funding for TAFE.
  • Investing in a new $100 million Building TAFE for the Future Fund – to re-establish TAFE facilities in regional communities, meet local industry needs and support teaching for the digital economy.

In our fast-changing economy, students, teachers and the employers needs a strong and future-focused TAFE system more than ever.

After years of deliberately undermining TAFE, it’s time the Liberals dropped their cuts and joined Labor in making a clear commitment to the future of our quality public provider.